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Project: Ethical pragmatism: an investigation into the traditional Chinese morality within the complexity of present-day Chinese society

project duration
01-JAN-08 – 31-OCT-12
abstract
The tradtional Chinese pragmatic ethics is dominated by Confucianism. This project is an investigation into the way in which this ethical pragmatism is concretised in the present-day Chinese society. Focus of this research is the so-called "hutuxue", the "study how to pretend not to know", a very popular form of pragmatism in present-day China.